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Parents must read: Children are being groomed on social media and popular iPhone and android apps



Over the Christmas period, thousands of children under the age of 16 will have received the latest iPhones & Samsung phones.

The apps within these phones are a breeding ground for grooming and sex offenders are praying on vulnerable children.

The parent of a 10-year-old girl from Teesside has told police hour how she was shocked to see messages from a man asking for sex on popular KIK. they picked up the girls phone to see shocking messages such as ‘when can you come and meet me’ and ‘i’d like to see some pictures of you with nothing on’.

This week Police Hour as spoken to the parent of an 11-year-old girl who downloaded skype to her phone little did she know that a strange man would contact her requesting cyber sex and photos.

The girl named Emily (not her real name) downloaded the app to her phone so she could keep in touch with her friends hours later she was contacted by an unknown man requesting sex with her.

Emily alerted her mum. Her mum instantly took control of the phone and asked why the man was contacting her 11-year-old daughter.

He messaged Emily saying “I’m bored at home I’m single and looking. Have you ever had cybersex?”

Emily replied ‘No i haven’t’ the man responded ‘lol send a recent pic and let’s have some fun’,

Emily’s mum then took control of the phone responding ‘Hi this is the mum of the person you are chatting to, I’m not sure if you are aware but you are chatting to an 11-year-old”

prompting the man to respond with ‘Awsome like want to send a recent pic’.

Emily’s mum did not respond however 24 hours later he was back trying to contact the 11-year old girl saying ‘hey’ Emily’s mum responded “Can I ask why you keep messaging my daughter” he replied “Talk to me like some kind of slut cutie do you like girls with huge t*ts want to 2 c some sexy t*t pic”.

In another case, a father warned parents that his 8-year-old daughter was being groomed using her mobile phone via the app Musical.LY.

The music app allows children to lip sync to songs and videos and save them to their phone.

Messages were discovered on his 8-year-old Daughters phone from within the app after spotting notifications.

These messages read “You’re way too pretty to be single, I like your body too. It’s perfect, I wish I was your brother” another message stated “You got me feeling naughty lol” a third read “When I seen you under covers lol” and one final message read“Lol You can wake me up like that anytime lol”.

Police Hour has also heard that teenagers and young children are also receiving similar messages on Facebook and Twitter.

We would strongly advise that you check the profile settings of your children on these sites and ensure their profiles are set to private.

We would strongly suggest you monitor their usage and talk to them about what they are doing online and often check their phones to ensure they are not receiving untoward messages.

However, we would suggest you go about this carefully as they may just think you’re being nosey and stress the importance it’s not them you are checking on and that if they receive requests or messages from people they do not know to tell you and for them not to respond to the messages.



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Hospital turn off life support machine because family couldn’t pay £7k bill



The family of British man have been left devastated and furious after an Egyptian hospital because staff switched off his life support without their permission.

Despite this the hospital claim Adrian King suffered cardiac arrest however his family have told the local courts it’s because they didn’t have the money to pay a £7k insurance bill.

Adrian aged 39 became ill while he was on holiday with his friend in Hurghada, on Egypt’s east coast.

All of a sudden he fell unconscious and was being treated in hospital, during his time in hospital it was discovered his insurance policy have been voided and they demanded an upfront payment while he laid on his death bed.

The inquest heard how the insurance was void as he had not declared a bacterial infection he had within his stomach two years before his holiday.

Adrian’s dad Charles Bumford told the hearing: “A man at the hospital stood in my son’s room and told me: ‘The insurance is null and void – you pay now or I switch off the machines.’

“I didn’t have the £7,000 ($9,800) he was asking for at that time. As he walked out of the room he started switching things off.”

Charles added that he tried contacting the hospital ’50 times’ but he never received an answer. The friend Adrian was with at the time, Nicola, was similarly confused by the situation occurring in the medical facility.

“They did the second dialysis and then said that the insurance was voided,” she told the inquest.

“They never said he had a cardiac arrest or anything, they said it was stopping, because the funding was stopped.”

Our thoughts are with the family of Adrian at this difficult time.



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Woman arrested after leaving move your vehicle note on ambulance attending 999 call



Police have taken a zero tolerance approach to a woman who left a note on an ambulance.

The note left paramedics disgusted police have now confirmed they have arrested a woman after the abusive note was left on an ambulance demanding it parked somewhere else while it was attending a 999 emergency call.

The note stated ‘I couldn’t give a s**t if the whole street collapsed”

The crew were also verbally abused while attending the emergency call while attempting to deal with an ongoing medical incident on Sunday afternoon.

Now a 26-year-old Tunstall woman has been arrested for public order offences.

Chief Inspector John Owen, commander of Staffordshire Police’s Stoke-on-Trent North policing team, tweeted about the incident.

He added: “We will not tolerate abuse or intimidation of our emergency services. This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable and we will take appropriate action against offenders.

“The arrest relates to matters of verbal abuse that could constitute offences under the Public Order Act. This is not solely about the note.”

A Staffordshire Police spokesman confirmed the force took action after seeing details reported on Twitter.

The woman remains in police custody and enquiries are on-going.



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Jon Venables Reportedly Attacked With Boiling Water By Fellow Inmate



Jon Venables attacked with boiling water by a fellow inmate. 

Jon Venables, one of the schoolboys who murdered James Bulger in 1993 has been attacked in prison after an image was released on social media.

Venables who is now aged 35 was attacked with boiling water and sugar after a fellow inmate managed to work out his identity.

Venables have been living under a fake name since 2001 and was sent back to jail having broken the conditions of his release and being found guilty of child pornography.

Venables was banned from travelling back to Liverpool but he had been attending music events and going to Everton Football matches.

He was later found to be in possession of cocaine and was also having a relationship with an underage girl.

Prison Officers were forced to place Venables on lockdown after his identity was revealed and he was attacked with boiling water and sugar.

it is alleged that Venables complained that guards did nothing at first to stop the attack from happening and offered him little help once he had been assaulted.

The Ministry of Justice confirmed to Police Hour that “incidents of this nature happen within prisons and we cannot discuss the nature of individual cases”

Now that the true identity of Venables is known within side the prison after images have been circulated among inmates it will be inevitable that another attack will happen.

Venables is currently serving a three-year sentence for child pornography offences and possession of 1,170 images of children which included babies.

It is believed inmates have been circulating images of Venables from prison to prison in the hope that one prisoner can identity him.

Facebook and Twitter this month removed images from their social media websites of various men who people claimed was Venables.

It is a criminal offence to name or identity Venables on social media due to an anonymity order granted in 2001 that prevents him from ever being named or identified.

Due to the nature of his repeat offending there is mounting pressure to scrap that order in order to prevent further children being targeted.

However due to the nature of Venables sick attack these orders are likely never to be removed.



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